Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Review -- A Gentleman’s Folly by Daisy Banks

Title: A Gentleman’s Folly

Author: Daisy Banks

Genre: Historical, Pre-1800

ebook, 303 pages

Published September 30th 2013 by Liquid Silver Books

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars

About the book:

Love, betrayal, and hope for happiness may turn this marriage of convenience into something more. Daisy Banks weaves a wonderful tale of bargains made and promises broken in A Gentleman’s Folly.

Katherine Bescell, courtesan and member of a secret order, thinks the offer of a marriage in name only to Charles Leverret, heir to a large fortune, will solve all her woes.

Charles Leverret believes his hired wife will ensure his inheritance. He might even enjoy her company if she’ll let him anywhere near her. Charmed by his bride, Charles breaks their original bargain and falls in love. Betrayed by a trusted lawyer who withholds Katherine’s promised fee, Charles struggles against evil chance to persuade Katherine his love is real.

Lust and love, truth and trust, each makes demands on them both, but though Charles has captured her heart, Katherine can’t bring herself to admit they belong together.

Masked and robed in the rites in the West Wycombe Caves where only truth is told, Charles makes his stand to claim the woman he adores.

This isn’t the first book I’ve read by Daisy Banks and it definitely will not be the last. I loved the contemporary romance I’d read previously and as a Regency lover I couldn’t wait to read this one. OMG! It starts off with a bang and just never lets up. The story itself is exceptional and the lead couple extraordinary. Kitty and Charles are so different yet with many of the same characteristics, both are independent and it was a pleasure to see them coping with their new situation. This is a wonderful romantic story of a marriage of convenience that blossoms into something more, it is a subject matter often used and in this case it is used well. This author is such a talented storyteller that I cannot wait to read her next offering; she has a fresh style that keeps me hooked.

No comments: